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Apache, DynDNS and Linksys, oh my!

Post by The_ref » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:28 pm

K folks.. me again

I have apache up and running responding to LAN clients and I have dyndns set up to follow my DHCP allocated IP Address. Finally, I have my linksys configured to forward the port that apache is listening on to the FreeBSD box. However, I have had a few people try and connect from the "outside" and no one can connect.

Any ideas?

I have tried ports 80 and 8080 (updated the conf file and the router config).

The name is http://njfoashore.dyndns.org:8080

(I currently have it on 8080).

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:38 pm

can you view the web site internally from the lan?
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Post by The_ref » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:28 pm

Yes I can.

Also, just as an aside, I have the router set up to forward port 3306 to mysql and that works... its just the web server thats giving me problems.

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Post by boat » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:12 am

maybe ur isp blocks 80 and 8080...maybe try something more odd just to see. i know my isp blocks 80 and 25 (whatever smtp is). not so sure ud wanna open mysql to the outside, unless u have a need to though :? :?:

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Post by Grummun » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:22 am

boat wrote:maybe ur isp blocks 80 and 8080...maybe try something more odd just to see. i know my isp blocks 80 and 25 (whatever smtp is)
That was my first thought; some ISPs explicitly forbid (in the service contract) customers from running 'servers' (web, mail, online games) on their resdential broadband; or they may be blocking those ports to 'protect' users whose default OS install includes an unsecured web server. You can see if outside traffic on port 80 is even getting to your BSD box with tcpdump:

tcpdump port 80

When someone connects to Apache, you'll see lots of traffic. If not, it's either being blocked, or your linksys isn't forwarding it, but since you can forward to MySQL, I'd guess that's not the problem. You can configure apache to run on any port, so getting around your ISP shouldn't be too difficult.

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Post by The_ref » Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:39 am

Optonline (my ISP) blocks 80 and 8080. So I had to pick a random port and use that, and viola!, it works.

Thanks for the help.

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